On Borneo, our team works primarily on educational projects for children from remote villages affected by extreme poverty. In addition, we support local smallholders by selling FairTrade pepper.
Biggest City: Kuching
Size: 751.936 qkm
Population: ca. 16,2 Mio.
Team Leader Wolfgang & Heidi Oelschlegel
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Aid Projects of the nehemia team Borneo
In 14 remote villages in West Kalimantan, Borneo, the nehemia team now looks after Montessori kindergartens on site. The support ranges from financial aid to construction and maintenance costs, method training of the staff and material procurement.
Our team offers training in the Montessori methodology for educators, and health education, seminars and youth camps for communities. Training in Montessori pedagogy is not only available for kindergarten staff who are supervised by us, but also for anyone interested in further training in the subject.
Small Business Development
Borneo is a beautiful island whose inhabitants are confronted with extreme poverty in many places. To support local village development, we help local farmers sell FairTrade pepper so that the proceeds reach those who deserve it.
nehemia Origins Borneo
News from Borneo
„Even if the whole world were to forget the children in our village, God has not forgotten, and that’s why we care for them.“ These words from Pastor Luisa in Melingkat about five years ago, were the catalyst that started the kindergarten project of the Nehemiah Team...
What would a culturally relevant Christian lifestyle look like in the rain forests of Borneo? This question has been one that the Nehemia Team has been asking for a long time now. One answer that we have found and have put into action for three years now, is the...
Pepper (normally of quite high quality) is a traditional crop of Borneo. The local small farmers receive a fair price from the Nehemia Team – significantly more than if they sell to local middlemen. The handmade pepper containers are also manufactured in the villages,...
The Nehemia Team is supporting the development of kindergartens in cooperation with local churches, by training teachers and supplying educational resources and toys. West Kalimantan (part of Borneo) is one of the least literate provinces of Indonesia. The educational...
Borneo, the third largest island in the world, is located on the equator in South East Asia. The province of West Kalimantan is part of Indonesia, and has one of the lowest literacy rates in that nation. The majority of the population belong to different tribes of the...